24 Fancy French Recipes You Can Make in Under an Hour
We love French food. But who the heck has time to make it? On those nights you don’t have four hours to channel your inner Julia Child, here are 24 quickie French recipes you can make in less than 60 minutes.
caramelized onion french lentils and cheesy toast (45 minutes)
Taking comfort food to a whole new level.
Thyme and Garlic Baked Camembert (25 Minutes)
Baked Brie is for beginners. Kick your skills up a notch with this tasty (OK, and kinda stinky) French cheese.
Bacon, Egg and Swiss Soufflé (45 Minutes)
Soufflés are notoriously easy to mess up, but we believe in you. If you have half an hour, we promise you can make this.
Cheddar Dill Gougères (45 Minutes)
Best of all, you can keep a bag of these on hand in the freezer, then pop ’em in the oven a few minutes before guests arrive.
Moules Marinières (20 Minutes)
That’s French for “mussels in white wine sauce.” And yes, you can eat the whole bowl yourself.
One-Pot Coq au Vin (45 Minutes)
Chicken and wine: A match made in heaven.
Mini Quiches with Hash Brown Crusts (60 minutes)
What’s better than quiche? Mini quishes of course.
Croque-Monsieur (25 Minutes)
It’s basically a ham sandwich covered in cheese. We’ve never seen anything more beautiful.
Croque-Madame (40 Minutes)
…Except for maybe this, a ham sandwich covered in cheese and an egg.
Banana Tarte Tatin (60 minutes)
Dear caramel lovers: This is what heaven looks (and tastes) like.
White Wine Coq au Vin (55 minutes)
Bouillabaisse (40 Minutes)
Can’t swing a trip to Marseille? Make this 40-minute fish stew instead.
Tartiflette Savoyarde (45 Minutes)
We’re swooning over this hearty baked gratin with potatoes, onions, bacon, wine, cream and cheese.
Beef Bourguignon (30 Minutes)
Julia Child’s took over two hours. This one takes the length of a Seinfeld rerun.
Moules-Frites (30 minutes)
Close your eyes. We promise you’ll feel like you’re in France.
Mini Quiche Lorraine (45 Minutes)
The traditional version takes hours. Make 'em mini and you can eat them in half the time.
Veggie Niçoise Salad with Red Curry Green Beans (60 minutes)
We’ve never seen a salad so French.
French Onion Soup (60 Minutes)
Topped with tons of melty cheese, s'il vous plaît.
Roasted Chicken with Herbes de Provence (60 Minutes)
A simple, classic and flavorful French main.
Cherry Buttermilk Clafoutis (30 Minutes)
Hope you saved room for dessert en français.
Basque Pipérade with Eggs (40 Minutes)
We’ve never met a skillet meal we didn’t like.
Additional reporting by Alexandra Hough